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    Default Birthday presents at parties

    Hi there, just wondered what you think is an average / acceptable amount to spend on a 7 yr old for a birthday? Our family moved fairly recently to a much more affluent community and a number of the birthday parties we've been to have had some gifts given that cost more than DH and I (or the grandparents) would spend on ds. DH felt our pressie was a bit lacking :-(


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    Around $20, sometimes I get something at a bargain price too so don't even spend that much. I only buy good brands and good quality.

    I spend more on closer friends, no set price, just what I like.

    Kids get invited to so many parties it's just not realistic to spend so much $$$. We've had weekends with 3 parties!!!

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    SS is 13 and we still only spend $20-30 on presents for his friends. Their parents buy them everything they want/need so I don't see the point in spending any more.

    Admittedly when I buy new baby or first birthday presents for friends of ours I generally spend around $50, because they're significant events, but subsequent birthdays I spend less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat74 View Post
    SS is 13 and we still only spend $20-30 on presents for his friends. Their parents buy them everything they want/need so I don't see the point in spending any more.

    Admittedly when I buy new baby or first birthday presents for friends of ours I generally spend around $50, because they're significant events, but subsequent birthdays I spend less.
    I'm the same as this $20-30 for kids and about $50 for new bub

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    20 for kids parties upto 30 for a best friend.


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    I aim for $20 but will spend $30 max if I have to.

    My Aunty used to have a box of toys and other children's gifts that her kids could choose from when they had a party on.
    She would buy stuff on sale so that she was getting more for her limit. As the kids grew out of particular things they would be used to put under the donation trees at Christmas. I'm going to start doing it once dd1 starts preschool and has more parties to attend.

    Maybe you could do something like that?

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    I spend what we can afford... If things are tight and I can get something nice for $10-$15 then I spend that. If we have a bit more money the. Usually around $20.

    Although my DS is only 3.

    For nieces and nephews, when they are a bit older, they seem to like cash, so then we will normally do $20 in a card and they are stoked with that.

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    I aim for $20 but always get carried away and spend more then $50 and then complain about it later when I have no money left haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlipsandpearls View Post
    I aim for $20 but will spend $30 max if I have to.

    My Aunty used to have a box of toys and other children's gifts that her kids could choose from when they had a party on.
    She would buy stuff on sale so that she was getting more for her limit. As the kids grew out of particular things they would be used to put under the donation trees at Christmas. I'm going to start doing it once dd1 starts preschool and has more parties to attend.

    Maybe you could do something like that?
    That is an amazing idea!!

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    Around the $20 mark but $30-40 for dds 2 best friends
    We do the same amount for Christmas too
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